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Petrobras pays price for scandal

The Brazilian state oil giant is trying to draw a line under a corruption scandal that has dogged the company for months.

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Violence will not scare migrants from SA

Angry mobs that have burnt foreigners alive and ransacked their businesses aren’t enough to deter the tide of immigrants flocking to South Africa.

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EU official starts job picking fights with Google and Putin

Few people tilt at giants such as Google and Gazprom. Then there’s Margrethe Vestager. She’s taking a swing at both of those behemoths – at th... Read Story

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‘Era of low interest rates to stay for a while’
March 19 2015 at 11:56

The day will come when the Federal Reserve nudges its benchmark lending rate from next to zero to something slightly higher.

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Twin Peaks plus other means will strengthen SA
March 19 2015 at 04:36

South Africa is well on its way to the adoption of a new financial system regime – the so-called Twin Peaks. This regime is modelled closely on Australia, and represents the most important financial system reforms si... Read Story

Unsettling thing about the current account
March 19 2015 at 04:35

The SA Reserve Bank’s Quarterly Bulletin, released on Tuesday, surprised analysts by publishing a fourth quarter current account deficit of 5.1 percent of gross domestic product – lower than the 5.8 percent med... Read Story

Desires of US poultry sector mean SA job losses
March 19 2015 at 04:33

Once again, David Wolpert puts forward as truth two “facts” that are simply wrong (“Agoa benefits outweigh any sector interests”, Business Report, March 18) and cannot stand unchallenged.

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Agoa benefits outweigh any sector interests
March 18 2015 at 04:40

Ambassador Faizel Ismail’s article “Agoa is of mutual benefit to SA and US” (17 March) is a crucial reading for readers who care about growth in Africa, South Africa and the future of US-Africa relations.... Read Story

Is Europe now showing signs of a continent overwhelmed?
March 18 2015 at 04:38

A generation after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the reunified Federal Republic of Germany is becoming the reluctant leader of a new Europe. But it does so at a time when there is an existential question about the very iden... Read Story

Euro zone crisis: What motivates Germany
March 18 2015 at 04:32

In the global debate about the euro zone crisis, Germany has come in for a lot of criticism. The German position has been described as engaging in a “morality tale” (aimed at forcing other countries to pay back... Read Story

Sanitation needs to improve to stop flinging of human waste
March 17 2015 at 04:37

Flinging human waste around may be a bizarre way of making a service delivery protest, even if the complaint centres on portable toilets in Cape Town informal settlements, but it does highlight a huge problem facing every ... Read Story

Chevron’s strong arm tactics bad for all in SA
March 17 2015 at 04:28

Burgan Cape Terminals is an independent black empowered fuel storage company that is hoping to build a storage and distribution facility in Cape Town harbour to address the continuous problems with fuel supply to the Weste... Read Story

Opinion: Agoa is of mutual benefit to SA and US
March 17 2015 at 04:25

During the week of March 2-6, I led a South African delegation to the US to make the case for the African Growth and Opportunity Act to be extended by a further 15 years.

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